What are the best websites for research?

As students and academics, we live in a time when it only takes a click of a mouse to gain access to a wealth of information for just about anything. If you ever need some websites to help with your research, here are some suggestions.

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    #1Google Scholar

    Google Scholar
    Google Scholar allows you to search for scholarly literature: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, and more. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources.
    Websites

    Free

    Brandon Smith
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "This is one of the best websites for research that students can try out. You can find plenty of books, thesis papers, and all manner of academic publications that you can use as a reference for your own paper. Check it out."
  2. 15

    #2Google Books

    Google Books

    Google Books is a website service developed by Google Inc. This service searches the full texts of Google-indexed magazines, books, and other hard copy published materials which are converted to digital texts.

    Websites

    Free

    Joyce Andrews
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "This site is a good companion for any student and is a great website for college research. There are thousands of books to browse through and read for all the reference material that you might need. A definite recommendation for my fellow student."
  3. 8

    #3Microsoft Academic

    Microsoft Academic
    Microsoft Academic is a research project and academic search engine that allows you to search from continually refreshed and extensive academic content from over 120 million publications.
    Software

    Web

    Kevin Qiu
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "This is a great research tool from the same company that created the Microsoft Office productivity suite. It pulls from numerous publication sources relating scientific papers, journals among others. It also has a nice filtering option to narrow result down to your specific field of study."
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    #4WorldWideScience

    WorldWideScience

    WorldWideScience.org is a global science search engine designed to accelerate scientific discovery and progress by accelerating the sharing of scientific knowledge that anyone with internet access can launch a single-query search in.

    Websites

    John Chen
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "What makes this particular research site great is that is support and offers content in various languages across the world. With over 70 countries in which it pulls sources from, you're bound to find the specific information you're looking for regardless where you are in the world."
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    #5WolframAlpha

    WolframAlpha

    WolframAlpha is an app that  gives you answer to all of your computation questions. It uses a compilation of algorithm to offers you a report about the topic.        

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Angela Guerrero
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "I consider myself to be competent with it comes to mathematics but there are plenty of times where I find myself stuck with a particular equation and this site helps out a lot. If you deal with formulas and equations a lot, this site is a great resource for you."
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    #6ResearchGate

    ResearchGate

    ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. Site members may "follow" a research interest, in addition to following other individual members.

    Websites

    Kenneth Spencer
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "Think of this site like Facebook but for academics. There is a lot of social interaction involved in this site with multiple collaboration and peer reviews. You'll get a lot of help from your fellow academics with your papers and research."
  4. 1

    #7PubMed Central

    PubMed Central

    PubMed Central (PMC) is a free digital repository that archives publicly accessible full-text scholarly articles that have been published within the biomedical and life sciences journal literature. The site is accessible to anyone from anywhere via a web browser (with varying provisions for reuse).

    Websites

    Claire Shi
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "If you're a medical student, you'll find plenty of medical journals and all kinds of health-related research and studies. The site itself isn't much to look at but the information is there and it's a lot of it to digest."
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    #8BASE (Bielefled Academic Search Engine)

    BASE (Bielefled Academic Search Engine)

    BASE is a multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources, created by Bielefeld University Library in Bielefeld, Germany. It is based on free and open-source software such as Apache Solr and VuFind.

    Websites

    Richard Hicks
    Written on May 15, 2019
    "This research website prides itself as having the most number of resources for academic research needs. While there isn't any real way of confirming that, I've been able to get information about the queries that I have made so far. It's worth checking out."

Summary

Best What are the best websites for research
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google ScholarWebsites 20 Free
2Google BooksWebsites 15 Free
3Microsoft AcademicSoftware 8 Paid
4WorldWideScienceWebsites 3 Paid
5WolframAlphaApps 3 Free
6ResearchGateWebsites 1 Free
7PubMed CentralWebsites 1 Paid
8BASE (Bielefled Academic Search Engine)Websites 1 Paid
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